As you all know we offer tree removal services in Germantown and surrounding areas. Most people with property aren’t going to need our service. This is really about planting the right plant, tree, or shrub in the correct place and making sure it is done right. You want to be careful that you follow the directions especially when it come to planting trees as they can cost 500-5000 or even more to get removed at times. Here is some great advice that we learned from a great book we came across.
Title: Trees, Shrubs & Hedges for Home Landscaping
Author: Jacqueline Heriteau
Windbreaks or a pond can also moderate temperatures. In summer, heat-sensitive plants may thrive in the coolin shade of a tree or trellis or on a northern slope.
You can also extend a plant’s hardiness zone by providing a protective cover. A 3-inch mulch over plant roots will buffer extremes of soil temperature. Snow cover is a natural hardiness-zone extender. Some tender shrubs that would not normally survive icy exposure can make it under an insulating blanket of snow. Where snow is sparse, a winter cover of evergreen branches or burlap wrap will help protect tender shrubs.
Planting and Transplanting
The methods for planting and maintaining woody plants are similar for most trees and shrubs. For more specific information, see the introductions to Trees (page 40) and to Shrubs (page 118) , also paying close attention to profiles on plants of most interest to you throughout this book.
Trees and shrubs are sold in three different ways. Young woody plants are often sold as container-grown plants, usually in plastic pots. More mature specimens that have been growing in the ground are sold balled-and-burlapped, with the rootball wrapped in burlap. Mail-order plants are usually shipped small and bare-root, without any soil.
Before you buy locally, try to examine both the shoots and the roots of the plant. Select only plants that appear healthy and well maintained. Reject plants with damaged, discolored, or diseased foliage, stems, branches, or roots.
Avoid rootbound container-grown plants. They have tightly tangled roots that completely fill the pot, as shown below right. For a given container size, smaller plants are less likely to be rootbound and are more likely to succeed. Balled-and-burlapped (B&B) plants may be heavy, unwieldy, and tricky to place in the planting hole, but they benefit from having a large intact rootball.
Return dried-out bare-root plants with broken or heavily snarled roots; those with dry, brittle twigs; and those that you receive too late for optimal planting. Bare-root plants are shipped dormant in the spring. They usually do well if you follow planting instructions carefully. Upon receipt, soak the roots of bare-root plants in a pail of water for 12 to 24 hours. If planting will be delayed, heel bare-root plants into a trench, as shown on page 21.
Keep your container-grown and balled-and-burlapped plants well watered until you are ready to plant them, but plant them as soon as possible.
Plant bare-root plants and trees described as hard to transplant, such as magnolias, hornbeams, and white and red oaks, in late winter and early spring before vigorous growth begins. Well-maintained container-grown or balled-and-burlapped (B&B) plants can also be planted throughout the summer. Early fall is a good time to plant evergreens, as well as many deciduous species, provided the roots will have at least a month to tie into the soil before falling temperatures (below 40 degrees F) arrest root growth. (Soil cools more slowly than air, so roots continue to grow after the leaves fall.) Water at planting time and again throughout the fall whenever the soil begins to dry out.”
As you can see, there is practical advice on how exactly to plant or transplant a tree. Again, if you have a tree in your backyard, among the bushes, that needs our removing services, we can give you a free estimate. We give out many estimates everyday. Thank you from your friends over at Germantown Tree Trimming!